Take a View
Landscape Photographer of The Year 2007
Winners to be Awarded Their Prizes During The Exhibition Launch at The National Theatre on Wednesday 19th September
Guest speaker: Bill Bryson
For a fresh perspective on Britain…
An exhibition of over 100 winning and commended entries in the first major ‘Landscape Photographer of the Year’ competition will be held at the National Theatre on London’s South Bank from 15th September. The exhibition is free and will be open from 9.30am to 10.30pm, Monday to Saturday, until 3rd November.
With over 20,000 photographs submitted for the competition, selecting the images now on show was no simple task for the distinguished panel of judges.
“The standard of entries was incredibly high and the variety of images was simply remarkable,” says Charlie Waite, world-renowned landscape photographer and the man behind this high-profile competition.
As well as Charlie himself, the final judging panel included Bill Bryson, best-selling Writer and President of the CPRE; Ben Fogle, TV Presenter & Writer; Janet Ibbotson, Managing Director of the Association of Photographers; Keith Wilson, Founder and Editor of Outdoor Photography magazine; John Langley, Manager of the National Theatre; Monica Allende, The Sunday Times Magazine Picture Editor, and Liz Allen, Picture Library Manager, AA Publishing.
Published in conjunction with the competition and exhibition is a lavish book from AA Publishing featuring over 170 of the winning entries which reveal Britain as seen through the eyes of both professional and amateur photographers of all ages.
“The book celebrates those entries that the judging panel felt to be the best of an excellent collection of photographs,” explains Charlie, who wrote the foreword for it.
The chapters reflect the categories of the competition: Classic View, Living the View, Your View and Phone View. Entries for the ‘Young Landscape Photographer of the Year’ award are also showcased.
In its first year, the competition, created together with AA Publishing and run in conjunction with The Sunday Times, is attracting considerable attention from those with an interest in photography. With a total prize fund exceeding £20,000, plus the six-week exhibition at the National Theatre, ‘The Landscape Photographer of the Year’ is set to become an important annual competition for photographers of all ages for years to come.
About the book
Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 01
Published by AA Publishing on 19 September 2007
260 x 260mm
ISBN: 978 0 7495 5224 4
About AA Publishing
AA Publishing is Britain’s largest travel publisher and world famous for an extensive range of road atlases, travel publications and guides. For further information visit www.TheAA.com/bookshop
Landscape Photographer of the Year 2007 - Jon Gibbs of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Adult Classic View (Winner) - James Callaghan of Leamington Spa, Warwicks
Adult Classic View (Runner-up) - Ian Cameron of Forres, Moray
Adult Living the View (Winner) - John Davidson of Warrington, Cheshire
Adult Living the View (Runner-up) - Paul Sansome of South Wonston, Hants
Adult Phone View (Winner) - Umit Yelsidag of Broxbourne, Herts
Adult Phone View (Runner-up) - Chris Caine of Chesterfield, Derbys
Adult Your View (Winner) - Graeme Pollock of Ayr, S Ayrshire
Adult Your View (Runner-up) - Robert Buchanan Taylor – Newquay, Cornwall
Young Landscape Photographer of the Year - Liam Leslie of Gourock, Inverclyde
Youth Classic View winner - Harry Tilsley of Horsham, West Sussex
Youth Living the View winner - Connor Matheson of Barnsley, S Yorks
Youth Phone View winner - Ellie Scott of Harpenden, Herts
Youth Your View winner - Benjamin Turner of Much Wenlock, Shropshire
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